June 4 postgame notes
-Including the regular season the Kings have now won 15 straight at home. They are 27-4-1 overall at home this season and have not lost at Staples Center since a 1-0 setback to the Vancouver Canucks on March 23.
-The Kings are now 8-0 at home in the playoffs. The NHL playoff record for consecutive home wins is 11, set by Edmonton in 1988.
-The Kings have outscored their opponents 21-9 at home in the playoffs and have killed off 20-of-21 penalties.
-The Kings have held their opponents scoreless in the first period in 14 of the 15 games during the home winning streak, outscoring the visitors 15-2. St. Louis’ two goals in the first period of Game 4 are the only goals Los Angeles has surrendered in the first period since Mason Raymond’s breakaway goal for Vancouver on March 23.
-The 20 shots against in Game 3 is a playoff low. The previous low was 22, set in the 4-3 win over St. Louis in Game 4 of the first round.
-Slava Voynov’s five goals this playoff year has set a record for a Kings defenseman. His four game-winners this playoff year is also a Kings record. Of his six career playoff goals, five are game-winners, which ties Wayne Gretzky for second overall in club history behind Luc Robitaille’s nine playoff game-winning goals. He has seven points (2-5=7) in the last six games.
-Justin Williams led all skaters with a game-high five shots on goal.
-The Kings won 34-of-58 faceoffs (59%). Anze Kopitar (12-for-19), Jarret Stoll (8-for-15) and Jeff Carter (8-for-13) were key performers. Andrew Shaw (8-for-10) was Chicago’s top performer, while Jonathan Toews (8-for-21) and Michal Handzus (5-for-14) were other key performers.
The Kings have scheduled media availability for 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 5 at Toyota Sports Center.